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Signs Someone Is Using Cocaine
Euphoria ; agitation: Dilated pupils, euphoria, hyper energized, decreased appetite for food, difficulty sleeping when using; makes poor decisions (stealing, dealing, prostitution) related to obtaining Cocaine when craving it. Can become intermittently paranoid, agitated, and aggressive followed by crash ; prolonged sleep. Reference: http://www. Narconon. Org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-cocaine-use. Html. ...Read more
Sometimes none: And sometimes many, as with ANY form of chemical dependency. Some people are excellent at hiding it until the very end (and even there many people may not know about it), while with others, it is apparent up front. Changes in personality&hygiene may occur, periods of overactivity with pressured speech (hypomania) and even psychosis may occur. Powder around nose, track marks, burns near mouth/nose. ...Read more
Agitation, restless: Agitation, fast speaking, restlessness, jerkiness of movements can all be signs of Cocaine use. Coming down from the high people can be very irritable and want to sleep, and avoid loud noises or bright light. With heavy use, paranoia and hallucinations can also be signs of Cocaine use. ...Read more
4 c's: In reality a addiction is characterized by inability tocutback, lack of control, disregard of consequences, and craving. These must be present for 12 months and at least three of the latter must be present although commonly Cocaine will become addictive in in a very short time frame. ...Read more
Some signs...: 1) after using Cocaine regularly for an extended period, dependence (addiction) develops. 2) once addicted, stopping suddenly lead to withdrawal. 3) addicts spend too much $ on habit. 4) might steal from loved ones to support habit. 5) causes time to pass very rapidly. The Cocaine addict will typically end up being out much later than planned. 6) rapidly losing weight without exercising a lot. ...Read more
Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more
Drug screening?: Are you asking how long before a drug screen is negative? If so, there is nothing I know of to hasten that. Most Cocaine is gone in a matter of a few hours, but the screen can stay positive for a while. If you are talking about how to clean up your act, i.e. Quit using cocaine, that needs both a strong commitment from you and guidance for an addiction specialist. ...Read more
There are many: People use cocaine to experience an intense sense of well-being and euphoria, elevated mood, decreased fatigue and increased intensity of various experiences. However, it also raises blood pressure and pulse, and at your age can cause a heart attack or stroke as well. It is also commonly diluted or 'cut' with levamisole, a highly toxic drug that can cause lack of white blood cells&severe infection ...Read more
Ask him: Drug addicts lie, cheat and steal. But a relationship is about trust and he needs to be honest with you and you should confront him about any signs/ symptoms that lead to your suspicions. Short of drug testing and seeing him ingesting I couldn't confirm if someone is using. Are his denials plausible? Can you trust him? ...Read more
All is possible: Most Cocaine is 20-30% in purity, some even lower than that. If someone used to 10% purity gets some stuff that is 90% purity, that could constitute a excessive amount of Cocaine for them. In addition, Cocaine can be "cut" with other things, including pcp (phencyclidine) which can cause an od-like reaction. Maybe you should consider this a wake-up call and work on getting sober. Get help. ...Read more
You can't: Unless you know the criteria for addiction and the individual was honest with you. Addiction involves using more of the drug than intended more often than intended, giving up important obligations because of drug, using at times when it is dangerous, craving the drug, unable to cut down/stop the drug, spending excessive time getting/using and physical dependency. A professional needs to make dx. ...Read more
Stop cocaine, get help!!: This requires severe and continuous cocaine use, which I am sure is causing many more problems in addition to your septal perforation. An otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) can assess and potentially treat the perforation, which may require a cartilage graft. Untreated, the nose may actually collapse. This level of cocaine use requires intensive treatment, probably inpatient, as well as counseling. ...Read more
Yes, in several ways: A person can die from using cocaine, which affects many organs in the body. Cause of death can be from a Cocaine induced fatal heart rhythm, from choking to death after a Cocaine induced seizure, etc..., not to mention the possibility of being shot dead while being robbed of one's Cocaine or Cocaine money. ...Read more
Yes: You can use them together, and many people being treated with Suboxone also abuse cocaine. There are no drug interactions that make this particularly more dangerous than just the cocaine. However, if you are on Suboxone for treatment of opioid dependency, you also need counseling, both group and individual, for supports. If you are using cocaine, you are not getting all the help you need. ...Read more
It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more
Cocaine: Firstly you should have not started using this. Use of this illicit molecule alters brain chemistry permanently and is highly addictive. It is very dangerous. You will get to a point of no return even if you try because the altered brain chemistry drives you to find more and use more cocaine. It also affects many body systems. ...Read more
Can cocaine be transferred by drinking out of someone's drink that did it within the past hour or so?
Unlikely: Unless the cocaine user’s method was putting it on their lips and gums (& mustache?) and then almost immediately sipped the drink (several times,) it is unlikely to transfer enough cocaine for you to get any. Maybe if they sneezed into the drink after snorting it, there might be a minute dose. ...Read more
My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.
Is he in to school?: That would be the 1st place to get a recommendation for help when it comes to substance abuse in my opinion. Then, you can simply look up your local agency where you live for places like Narcotics Anonymous, NA and they can recommend other choices. There are inpatient facilities that will take your son as well. Your local courthouse may have suggestions for you as well. ...Read more
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